Sofia Ribeiro Mendes focuses on arbitration and cross-border litigation, advising and representing Portuguese and foreign clients in lawsuits related to corporate, commercial, criminal and restructuring.

She represents clients from the most varied sectors of activity, including financial services, retail and distribution, life sciences, technology and insurance. She regularly assists with energy and real estate disputes, as well as disputes arising in regard to EU legislation.

Sofia is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Arbitration Association, a Member of ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Co-Chair of Alternative Dispute Resolution Laboratory of the Law Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Portuguese Bar Association Review.

Sofia is also Co-Executive Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Programme in Arbitration Alternative Dispute Resolution Laboratory of the Law Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a regular Lecturer in several Post-Graduate courses related to Arbitration, acting regularly as an arbitrator in Pre-moot courts of Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

She regularly speaks in events related to arbitration and has authored several publications on the matter.